Thursday, December 2, 2021

Festive Holiday Brownie Bites

Back in the the '90s, my husband's parents wrote a family cookbook that contained hundreds of recipes, one of which was titled Elizabeth King Brownies. These brownies are different than any I've ever had - they're less chocolatey, a little denser, and the best brownies I've ever had, the end.

A few years ago, I changed up the recipe just slightly to create more of a brownie/cookie combo that could be cut with cookie cutters, and our family holiday brownie bites were born. We hope you love them as much as we do!  

Serves 8

2 cups sugar
4 tablespoons cocoa
4 eggs
1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
1-1/2 sticks melted butter
3-4 candy canes
powdered sugar (for top)

Preheat oven to 350. Use butter to grease a 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Mix the sugar, cocoa, eggs, flour, and melted butter until well blended.

Pour batter into baking dish, then place in oven to bake for 35-40 minutes. While the brownies are baking, put unwrapped candy canes in a storage bag and use a small rolling pin to crush them. (You want them in very small pieces.)

Once brownies are done, removed from oven, sprinkle crushed candy canes on the top, and gently press. Allow to cool completely, then top with powdered sugar. Use a cookie cutter to cut out star shapes, and serve. Be sure to eat the outside that are left, obviously.

Enjoy! Happy holidays!


1 comment:

  1. Very creative! I’m definitely going to make these!


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